The region's big players have written a hopeful letter asking for mergers to be approved, spectrum to be cheaper and big tech to pay up.
Vonage's relevance to 5G is questionable and shareholders will be asking if the cash would have been better spent elsewhere.
The Finnish equipment vendor rejects the charge its software works only with its own hardware and finds an ally in BT.
Policymakers appear to have ignored the earlier call for open RAN support and they would be wise to reject the latest.
US tech giants are buying the companies that telcos use to 'digitize' their core infrastructure, and the CEO of Europe's largest telco is not happy.